I was so happy to learn over the weekend that New York has passed legislation that makes gay marriage legal. We know and support people who live and work in that area and from what we are hearing from our friends is that many people are very happy this law passed.
Unfortunately, passing this law has no been easy. New York tried to pass it in 2007 and 2009, where the Senate let it die after it made it through the Assembly. And from all reports, this law almost did not pass this time through either. After much debate and giving allowances for religious organizations that are against gay marriage, the law passed late on Friday.
So let’s make a big noise and congratulation New York for passing a law that brings our nation one step closer to the ideal that we all should have equal rights. Eventually the rest of the country will catch up.